Lesson 14: Talking About Hobbies and Interests in German

Lesson 14: Talking About Hobbies and Interests in German

1. Hobby – das Hobby
2. Interests – die Interessen
3. To read – lesen
4. To draw – zeichnen
5. To play an instrument – ein Instrument spielen
6. To cook – kochen
7. Sports – der Sport
8. Music – die Musik
9. Art – die Kunst
10. Cooking – das Kochen

1. Talking about Likes and Dislikes:
– Ich lese gern. (I like to read.)
– Ich spiele gern ein Instrument. (I like to play an instrument.)
– Ich koche gern. (I like to cook.)
– Ich zeichne gern. (I like to draw.)

  1. Expressing Frequency:

– Ich lese oft. (I often read.)
– Ich spiele manchmal ein Instrument. (I sometimes play an instrument.)
– Ich koche selten. (I rarely cook.)
– Ich zeichne jeden Tag. (I draw every day.)

  1. Using Modal Verbs:

– Ich möchte ein neues Hobby finden. (I would like to find a new hobby.)
– Ich kann gut kochen. (I can cook well.)
– Ich will mehr über Musik lernen. (I want to learn more about music.)
– Ich darf kein Instrument spielen. (I am not allowed to play an instrument.)


1. Talking about Hobbies:
– Person A: Was sind deine Hobbys? (What are your hobbies?)
– Person B: Ich lese gern und spiele manchmal Klavier. (I like to read and sometimes play the piano.)
– Person A: Das klingt interessant. (That sounds interesting.)

2. Discussing Interests:
– Person A: Welche Interessen hast du? (What interests do you have?)
– Person B: Ich interessiere mich für Kunst und Musik. (I’m interested in art and music.)
– Person A: Hast du ein Lieblingskunstwerk? (Do you have a favorite piece of art?)
– Person B: Ja, ich mag das Gemälde “Die Sternennacht” von Vincent van Gogh. (Yes, I like the painting “Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh.)

1. Translate the following sentences into German:
– I like to draw and listen to music.
– My favorite sport is soccer.
– I want to learn how to play the guitar.
– She often reads books in her free time.

  1. Write a short paragraph about your hobbies and interests in German.

Additional Resources:
– Online resources such as Duolingo, Babbel, and Deutsche Welle can provide interactive exercises and further explanations.
– Join German-speaking communities or language exchange groups to practice with native speakers and fellow learners.
– Watch German movies, listen to German music, or read German books related to your interests to immerse yourself in the language.

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